Gaza’s children deserve to be rescued like the boys in Thailand

First published by the Middle East Eye 12/7/1018 Palestinian children see the efforts put into the rescue of the Thai boys and wonder why nobody cares as much about them The whole world rejoiced when 12 boys trapped in a cave in Thailand were rescued alongside their football coach. Divers from around the world risked their lives …

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Es hora de que la comunidad internacional defienda a los niños palestinos

Monitor de Oriente 7/12/2017 Niños palestinos haciendo sus deberes en una chabola de un barrio pobre de Gaza [Ezz Zanoun/Apaimages]   El maltrato que Israel perpetra contra los niños palestinos no es ninguna novedad. Más bien es un ejemplo de las muchas maneras en las que rompe con el derecho internacional y el derecho internacional …

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East Jerusalem is occupied but the hearts and minds of the children are not

This column first appeared in the Middle East Eye on 6/10/2016 Jerusalem has a special place in the hearts of people all over the world. I was fortunate to visit it again recently, or rather “return”, as my parents were both born in this great city. My first sighting of the Dome of the Rock …

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Hanan al-Hroub is a shining beacon for Palestine

The Middle East Eye published my latest article on 16/3/2016 Hanan al-Hroub is a shining beacon for Palestine Hanan al-Hroub was handed the second annual global teacher prize at a star-studded ceremony in Dubai on 13 March. Announcing the name of the prize winner, Pope Francis said “Part of education is to teach children how …

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Jerusalem at the heart of the conflict

My article was first published in Palestine News in February 2016    Jerusalem at the heart of the conflict Violence has erupted in Jerusalem in recent months with scores of deaths and regular clashes between Palestinian protestors and Israeli Occupation Forces. Here Kamel Hawwash, a native of East Jerusalem and vice chair of PSC, explains …

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MBC TV gives Arab Kids a Voice

Recent years have seen a spate of talent shows on ArabTV, especially on the Saudi channel MBC. The shows gave effectively been franchises of well know western ones such as the Voice and .... Got talent.  One of the most memorable moments was when Palestinian singer, Mohammed Assaf won Arab Idol in 2014. He managed …

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